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New York City HIV Rate Higher Than Thought

Thursday, August 28, 2008

More New York residents are contracting HIV than previously thought according to new City Health Department figures. Previously, the city only measured people diagnosed with the disease. Now, the city is using new federal guidelines to estimate the number of people infected--and that’s a much ...

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Speech Seen as Closure for Clinton Supporters

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

New York delegates were among the Democrats who gave Hillary Clinton a rousing ovation on the second night of their national convention. Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion says he saw the reaction of staunch Clinton supporters who felt she should have been the nominee. But ...

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Paterson Casts Roll Call Vote for Obama

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Democrats are getting ready for a pivotal moment tonight at their National Convention -- the roll call of states, where Hillary Clinton's name is to be formally entered into nomination along with Barack Obama's.

Gov. David Paterson, a Clinton supporter, was asked if he would be ...

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Mortgage Giants to Halt Subprime Transactions in NYS

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The nation's two largest secondary mortgage corporations, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, say they'll stop buying subprime mortgages in New York State. WNYC's Ilya Marritz has more.

REPORTER: The trigger was Gov. David Paterson's signature on a new law intended to help subprime borrowers about to ...

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From Sacramento, a New Charter School for Harlem

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

New York City has 18 new charter schools, each with a distinct personality. But only one has a story that spans almost 3,000 miles, from Sacramento, Calif., to 134th Street in Harlem. This charter school's story includes sports, politics, the historic Boys Choir of Harlem, ...

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Slight Drop in NYC Poverty Rate

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

New numbers released by the Census Bureau show poverty in New York City dipped slightly in 2007.

The federal data show the drop is less than one percent, or about 39,000 people.

Citywide, about 1.5 million people live below the poverty line. Pete Jones, who lives at ...

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More New Yorkers Getting HIV Than Previously Thought

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

More New York residents are contracting HIV than previously thought, according to new city Health Department figures. New federal calculation guidelines have increased the estimated number of new infections by about 25 percent.

The new counting technique is believed to be both more accurate and produce ...

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Mayor Blasts Critics of Kindergarten Testing

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Mayor Michael Bloomberg pushed back against criticism of the city's plan to test its youngest students. The Department of Education is encouraging principals to administer standardized tests to children in kindergarten through second grade. The mayor says the tests are essential to learning a child's ...

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Corzine Urges N.J. Delegates to Back Obama

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Sen. Hillary Clinton is expected to release her delegates later today.

Even after last night's speech, questions still remain about whether her delegates will ultimately support Sen. Barack Obama. During the primaries, Clinton received overwhelming support from New Jersey's delegation, including Gov. Jon Corzine. But now, ...

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New Path Opens in Highbridge Park

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and dozens of community activists were on hand this morning in Upper Manhattan to cut a green ribbon on a bike and pedestrian path in Highbridge Park.

The three-quarter mile paved route leads to the High Bridge, a former aqueduct over the Harlem ...

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Paterson Bemoans Budget Woes

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Sen. Hillary Clinton gets another chance to publicly — and prominently — urge her die-hard supporters to get behind Barack Obama. Clinton addresses delegates tonight in prime time.

Other New York politicians are getting their chance today in the convention spotlight. Gov. David Paterson is speaking ...

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Concerns Over Elevators Remain After Boy's Death

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

It's been a week since a five-year-old boy died after falling down an elevator shaft at a Brooklyn public housing complex, but residents in other buildings are still concerned about the safety of their elevators. Several of them lit candles for the boy in front ...

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Jazzmobile Arrives in Newark

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Newark, New Jersey used to be a hotbed for jazz -- it was the birthplace of jazz singer Sarah Vaughan and hosted swinging clubs along its piers. But the Newark riots destroyed all that.

This summer, jazz returned to the city through Jazzmobile -- a program ...

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City Eyes Car-Free Prospect Park

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A car-free Prospect Park in Brooklyn? Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he'll ask his transportation commissioner to look into the idea, a perennial one proposed by the group, Transportation Alternatives. It wants the city to try closing the park to traffic for three months next summer. ...

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World Class Tennis Underway at Open Tournament

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Tennis enthusiasts of all stripes are flocking to the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Queens over the next two weeks. Many fans say they're looking forward to a re-match between Roger Federer and top seed Rafael Nadal, who met at last month's Wimbledon final. But ...

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Designation May Inject Aid to Newtown Creek

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Newtown Creek, which separates Brooklyn and Queens, may become a federal Superfund site. That's according to Congress members Nydia Velazquez and Anthony Weiner.

In response to pressure from the two legislators, the Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to test Newtown Creek to see if its pollutants ...

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Denver Spotlight Eludes N.J. Pols, For Now

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

So far, no one from New Jersey is scheduled to address Democrats in Denver. But as WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports, Garden State delegates are making a push to get Sen. Robert Menendez to the podium.

Menendez boosters are making the case to DNC planners and ...

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Sen. Clinton Delivers Message of Unity

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

At the Democratic National Convention, New York Senator Hillary Clinton has delivered a call for unity behind Barack Obama. And it was a poignant moment for New York delegates who heard her speak yesterday. Karen DeWitt reports from Denver.

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High Emotions at First Night of DNC

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

On the first night of their national convention, Democrats rallied for Sen. Edward Kennedy, and they were introduced to a softer side of Michelle Obama. WNYC’s Bob Hennelly was there and he joins us now.

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Local Businesses Look for Olympic Gold

Monday, August 25, 2008

Athletes weren't the only ones seeking gold at the 29th Olympiad. As WNYC's Ilya Marritz reports, some small New York-area businesses also had a stake in the games.

Think of a corporate brand you associate with the Olympics: McDonald's, Coke, Visa.

"Win" sports detergent?

ADVERTISEMENT: Reaching your goal. ...

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